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  • Forum Thread: Recovering from a hard drive crash with no warranty

    Hello I had a 5 year old Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop and on Monday it had a head crash (the hard drive is DEAD). I have a new computer so it is mostly okay. But, if I want to get my old laptop up and running I need both a new hard drive and new microsoft XP. I know I will have to buy the new hard...
  • Forum Thread: STUDIO 1737 "CONTROLLER IDE/ATI/ATAPI"

    Goodvening, please let me know if I have done well to make an upload from dell site of a driver system for my new laptop studio 1737 because I have noticed has changed the ide controller / ata / atapi as follows: Before: ATA CHANNEL 1 ATA CHANNEL 2 ATA CHANNEL 3 ATA...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Restore Media

    I am sorry it took so long to get back to you on this. I need the restore media because the Hard Drive Crashed and the restore Disks were made; however it has been several years and the do not work. The service tag is <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>. This Laptop was purchased at...
  • Forum Thread: Help I'm a Novice! Factory settings please.

    As you can tell by the title I am not brilliant at computers. Over the last 3 years my dell 1555 on windows 7 has become incredibly slow. I wish to restore the computer to it's original state when I first received it, however I did not create a system image of day one. I don't mind keeping...
  • Forum Thread: hi plz help me , laptop hard disk failure.

    hi i'm having dell inspiron 1545 with having windows vista home premium on it , long back my digital drive got failed. from tat time i'm using deamon tools for changing os. i'm having 3 partions C,D and E. C is primary and other two are logical. i've installed windows vista on c and windows7...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1525 Can't Boot - No Hard Drive Light

    When I power up my Inspiron 1525 I get the power light and a brief fan response, but no hard drive activity light. The laptop does not boot up nor do I see any other activity on the screen. I've tried removing the battery and hard drive while trying to boot using just the power cord (don't...
  • Forum Thread: Alienware m17x r3 does not start anymore

    hey guys i have a problem. a few months ago my dell warranty for my alienware has expired. now all of a sudden, the computer crashed and refuses to turn on again. first it restartet and asked my if i want to strt windows normal or safe mode. i entered normal, as i thought it was jus a crash. it...
  • Forum Thread: Studio 15 internal beeping?

    I've had my Studio 15 laptop since April of 2009. I've had to send it back once for the CD Drive refusing to accept a disc. That was fixed and didn't have any problems until this winter. A couple months ago, I started to notice a beeping noise coming from inside the laptop (not from the speakers...
  • Forum Thread: lost password

    problem with my laptop ( dell inspiron 1525 ) about forgetting bios password service tag : < ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy> please help me my e_mail : < ADMIN NOTE : Email id removed per privacy policy>
  • Forum Thread: XPS 17 L01x - Missing Webcam after new Hard-Disk installed

    Hello Recently had new Hard Disk installed as the laptop was accidently dropped Since then, I lost a lot of data (as you can imagine) most of it was saved but, most of the factory installed software/drivers have gone. Cannot find my Dell Resources CD or any disks at the moment for this laptop, and...
  • Forum Thread: ePSA 2000-0142, my Windows Vista will not boot up

    I tried to turn on my computer and it said that Windows could not start up. The onscreen instructions told me to insert the installation disk first, then restart my computer. After trying to do so and not being shown any different menu, while booting my computer up I pressed F12 as the Dell logo was...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Latitude D430 HDD Compatibility

    Hi, this is my first post. I want to ask a few questions regarding a new Dell D430 I am going to receive. It's going to be shipped to me with no HDD. I did not know that it would be this troublesome to look for a HDD compatible with this laptop until I realized it requires a 1.8 inch Format Factor...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 630m bios shrinks new larger hard drive

    I`m trying to resolve a problem with an inspiron 630m laptop ( also listed as XPS M140, model 0HC416 ) . The laptop has an 80GB PATA hard drive that is almost full, so i cloned it to a new 320GB hard drive, and popped it back into the laptop. Two things can happen: Since the original hard...
  • Forum Reply: Re: my Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop won't start up

    Just faced the similar HDD issue with my inspiron N5010. I contacted dell support and they blindly told me replace the HDD. I did some research and found out that my drive has bad sectors. Windows just refuses to boot if it finds any such errors in the HDD error log. Here is what i did- 1. Booted...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 1100 no boot device found Hard Drive read error 0f00:0248

    strange symptoms. older inspiron 1100 was running xp fine but now gives a no boot device found error. Restore was unsuccessful but I had the original dell cds so ran the diagnostics and get the hard drive read error 0f00:0248. Booted the computer with a Knoppix (linux) system on cd and linux can see...
  • Forum Thread: How to remove SSD hard drive password in BIOS - Dell XPS14z

    I was in the process of installing some additional security software for my new XPS14z (I chose Prey ). The software vendor recommended I set a BIOS password so in the event of someone steeling my laptop, it would make it a bit more difficult for them to just format the system. I set the HDD password...
  • Forum Thread: Problem with Dell 1545

    I have a Dell 1545 and i have been experiencing all kinds of problems with it. First, about a week ago i turned on my computer, and saw the following error " One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency" Then after that happened, it was not able to check when the scan was run...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Inspiron 1545, black screen with flashing cursor

    Hi, I have the dreaded black screen with flashing cursor on my Inspiron 1545 (from 2009). Here is the order of events as to how this happened: The machine was acting funny, so I erased everything and reinstalled Windows, no luck, machine was still behaving oddly (slow, and crashing a lot). I booted...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 6000 / Bad PRB

    Hi I have a problem with a Dell Inspiron 6000 that I bought a few years ago. When I try to boot up the laptop I get the error message, which I understand relates to the hard drive: Loading PBR 1...done Bad PRB I have pushed F12 and tried running the Dell diagnostics. All tests seem...
  • Forum Thread: Brand New Dell XPS 15 L502x - Randomly shutting down, and not performing simple tasks.

    I am really frustrated with this brand new Dell XPS L502x... I have only used it: 19 minutes 26 seconds and I received it 2 days ago. The problem is that whenever I try to use it for even browsing the internet it will randomly shut down everytime I have tried to use it. After it shuts down I feel the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Temperature of video card of Latitude E6510

    I also have a Latitude 6510 and am experiencing too much heat on the machine. It gets so hot that it gets VERY unpleasant to work with the machine only after an hour or so of work. My harddrive temp is getting up to 130F, and Nvidia up to 194F, as the CPU cores do. Nividia card is usually at 180F. ...
  • Forum Thread: Hard Drive Fail Questions

    I have an Inspiron N5030. Had it for 1.5 years. A couple weeks ago I saw the following hard drive errors on routine scanning (a frustrating 6 months out of warranty): SMART Short Self Test fail: WHD16-2B6 Targeted read Test fail: WHD20-EHX SMART Thresholds Test fail: WHD18-NXX SMART Status...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Mini replacement hard drive.

    The hard drive on my wife's Mini went out. The machine is out of warranty, so I had to by a replacement hard drive. I had the same problem (twice) with my son's XPS 1330, only it was under warranty. Dell sent a technician out (twice) with a preloaded hard drive. This hard drive obviously is not...
  • Forum Thread: Compatible Hard Drive replacement for INSPIRON | 6400 Lap top

    Would like to "upgrade" to a 300+ GB Hard Drive and more memory. Any advice on which hard drive(s) would be compatible? Recommendations? Currently have a FUJITSU MHV2100BH, very lacking in performance! Thanks!
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 1545-Warranty hard drive installed

    I just got my new hard drive installed and now have nothing on my desktop other than the recycle bin. How do I get everything back? Help! Thanks!